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What are the symptoms of cluster headache ?

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Pain comes on without warning & may begin as a burning sensation on the side of your nose or deep in your eye.
The pain peaks in just a few min. Folks describe the feeling as having an ice pick driven through your eye.The pain almost always begins in your eye and always on 1 side of your face.The eye on your affected side may tear &eyelid may droop. 1-sided nasal stuffiness/runny nose may occur.

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Pain comes on without warning & may begin as a burning sensation on the side of your nose or deep in your eye.
The pain peaks in just a few min. Folks describe the feeling as having an ice pick driven through your eye.The pain almost always begins in your eye and always on 1 side of your face.The eye on your affected side may tear &eyelid may droop. 1-sided nasal stuffiness/runny nose may occur.
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Dr. Amy Friedman
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In brief: Horrible pain/ 1 eye

The pain of cluster headache is widely considered the worst pain known to exist.
It typically centers around the eye and temple area - almost always on the same side every time. Pain episodes come in clusters (often 6-8 weeks at a time) and then vanish (thank goodness). The nose and eye on the same side may drip and eye may become red. Very typical - not a usual headache. Seek help from expert.

In brief: Horrible pain/ 1 eye

The pain of cluster headache is widely considered the worst pain known to exist.
It typically centers around the eye and temple area - almost always on the same side every time. Pain episodes come in clusters (often 6-8 weeks at a time) and then vanish (thank goodness). The nose and eye on the same side may drip and eye may become red. Very typical - not a usual headache. Seek help from expert.
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